Friday, 18 December 2009


Well, heavy snow fall overnight and as is the tradition in the UK everything has stopped. Schools are closed, no-one goes to work.....well, with the exception of Jase and Ed of course. It took Jase nearly 2 hrs to get to work but hey...he went.

Madness. I remember worse winters than this and everyone coped. Have we gone soft? Has the Tv reality show culture taken its toll?

Sir Terry Wogan signed off from his last show today. I admit I had a sniff as he said goodbye and I confess I was a listener. Many a morning I laughed with ole Tel...Radio 2 will never be the same. Chris Evans???? BLECH......NO THANKS....

Anyhoo, I am in my nice warm house, with warm toast waiting for the phone call asking me to pick up Ed from school.

Good times

Thursday, 17 December 2009


Ok I know it's nearly Christmas but I am not sure I can take one more Christmas movie or song. I watched Amadeus yesterday and had forgotten what a fab film it was. Not a Christmas tree in sight. Nice.

As for the weather, it's cold and snowing.

That is all.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


It looks like me and hundreds of others have been duped. My knitted character is not coming I have a feeling. The website has vanished and so has my £10. I found forums of other people in the same boat.

Don't you just hate that?


Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Imagine my horror when Ed got home from school today and took his shoes off to reveal black socks. Unremarkable you say, well, until you find out that the socks were actually white. Ahem.

What could have caused it?

Freak weather?

Ed running around with no shoes on?


On closer inspection a very large hole was revealed through his shoe. Oh dear.

3 days left of school so he can wear trainers, I will purchase new shoes in the new year. However I am horrified that he has been walking around with a hole in his shoe for days.

The shoes are now in the bin. Ed is still laughing....

There's a hole in my shoe dear Suzy, dear Suzy.....

Thursday, 10 December 2009

A New Edition

Finally I have 5 mins to update.

We have a lodger.

Harvey, the next doors neighbours cat has moved in. Let me explain...

Heidi has been away for over a week. It's been bitterly cold here overnight and rain in the day. Harvey has only a cold shed with a basket it in it for shelter and warmth. He is the same age as Harry, if not older. He was not fed for at least 3 days before he wandered to our front door crying his heart out.

Now I'm me soft, call me a mug, but there is no way on Earth while I can still breathe that I will let a cat suffer. So I fed him.

The next day, Harvey returned for some more food and it was freezing cold and so was he. He sat at my back door by the cat flap looking wet and miserable and when you touched him he was so cold. So I brought him in, fed him and gave him a seat on my sofa.

Jason and I discussed and decided. We couldn't let Harvey suffer or worse, be taken to the rehoming place where he would sit scared and alone and probably not get another home and be put to sleep. Harvey could have a home here, with us. Harry doesn't seem bothered, just the odd hiss to let Harve know who is boss, Hoops just sniffs prettily and Milo hides behind Hoops (scaredy cat).

So, a quick call to Karen, Harvey's original owner and it was arranged. Harvey has a home with us where he can live out the rest of his days in warmth and comfort, with food, attention and love which lets face it, is all an old gentleman wants.

Since then, Harvey is a regular in the evenings when it gets cold, he lets himself in and curls up and purrs a very happy cat.

If this makes me be it.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Thankful it's Friday!!

I have my poor little boy at home. He got up, got dressed, and then cried because he didn't feel well. So, back to bed he went. Bless he is so pale and being so brave.

It's so nice to have a washing machine that actually washes the clothes!!! My whites are now white and not grey. Fabulous!

Now. Jungle business. Who will win? Gino or Kim? Kim or Gino? I can't wait until the final!!! Yes. I am sad but hey, at least I'm honest about it! LOL

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Lordy, its cold!!!!

The Christmas tree is up, the cards are written, the presents are wrapped, the food is ordered. I am all set. Just as well as I have a sinus and throat infection. I have a very squeaky voice :(

George walked out!!! Noooooooo.......I wanted him to win. Hmmmm, I will have to back Gino now or Kim.

Well, must dash, Dinner to make, football training to go to...